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Each season, our traditional special projects include pairs of Opening Concerts, Concerts for Freedom and Democracy, New Years’ Concerts, and a concluding Outdoor Concert. For our 127th season, we are adding Advent concerts and a special concert by our artists-in-residence.
The special projects for the 127th season include two essential opening concerts prepared by the chief conductor Semyon Bychkov with the violinist Lisa Batiashvili. The two Concerts for Freedom and Democracy have also become a tradition, and they will be performed by the two artists‑in‑residence for the season. Ryba’s Czech Christmas Mass will be heard twice at the end of Advent, and two New Year’s concerts in January will be led by the star conductors Juanjo Mena and Susanna Mälkki. The artists-in-residence Magdalena Kožená and Simon Rattle will be appearing on a special programme in February with works by Martinů and Schumann. At the season’s end, you can look forward to the return of the Open Air Concert at Hradčany Square.